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Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

Column: Chris Famous On Assisting Each Other

[Opinion column written by MP Chris Famous] In September of 2003, Bermuda was hit by Hurricane Fabian. In its aftermath, we were left with death and destruction that we had never experienced in generations. Islandwide, entire roads were gone, roofs were gone, retaining walls gone, and electricity gone. Essentially, nearly 50 percent of our island was... Read more of this article

Column: ‘Situation Could Have Been Avoided’

Column: ‘Situation Could Have Been Avoided’

[Opinion column written by Vic Ball] How can you be sitting there telling me that you care, when every time I look around, the people are suffering in every way, everywhere. Bob Marley We all feel it. There is a high level of fear, anxiety, concern and trepidation in our country. What puzzles me is why Bermudians are not angry, when they have so many... Read more of this article

Column: Housing, Homeless Shelters & More

Column: Housing, Homeless Shelters & More

[Opinion column written by OBA Senator Robin Tucker] Is the recently announced plan for the Bermuda Housing Corporation to use refurbished shipping containers as emergency housing units for homeless people the best we can do for our people that fall on hard times? The use of shipping containers for housing is not a new concept; containers have been... Read more of this article

Column: Susan Jackson On Covid Vaccines

Column: Susan Jackson On Covid Vaccines

[Opinion column written by OBA MP Susan Jackson] Vaccine incentives have become a topical debate as Bermuda races to vaccinate our community amidst rising Covid-19 cases and deaths. The race for vaccination is increasingly urgent and the possibility of incentives has become the ‘carrot on a stick’ to increase the number of people vaccinated to achieve... Read more of this article

Column: How Does Homeporting Benefit Island

Column: How Does Homeporting Benefit Island

[Opinion column written by Junior Minister of Transport Curtis Richardson] “What is Homeporting? I know a lot of people are embarrassed to ask. It is an opportunity for people that are fully vaccinated to take a cruise that starts and ends in Bermuda. If you’re a tourist, it means you fly to Bermuda, board the ship in Bermuda, take a cruise, return... Read more of this article

Column: Vaccines, Business Incentives & More

Column: Vaccines, Business Incentives & More

[Opinion column written by the OBA’s Dwayne Robinson] Bermuda is in a very precarious position in its battle against Covid-19. Our economy is struggling to get its footing and due to the recent surge in cases the CDC has raised our Covid status to level 4. The unfortunate deaths over the Easter weekend, should serve as a wake up call for us that... Read more of this article

Column: Plan For Education During Pandemic

Column: Plan For Education During Pandemic

[Opinion column written by OBA Senate Leader Ben Smith] 2020 and so far, the start of 2021 will mark, for all of our children, a dramatically different school experience that they will remember for the rest of their lives. Our teachers have had to be creative, adapting to conditions and circumstances that they were unprepared for. Sadly, the impact... Read more of this article

Column: Are We In A Better Position Now?

Column: Are We In A Better Position Now?

[Column written by MP Michael Dunkley] As we head towards the Good Friday and Easter Holiday, a big holiday for all of us, one with so much tradition and meaning, we reflect on the current spike and alarming uptick on positive Covid cases. It has now been over a year since the pandemic altered our lives so drastically. Our health is challenged, jobs... Read more of this article

Column: ‘We Cannot Afford To Do This Again’

Column: ‘We Cannot Afford To Do This Again’

[Opinion column written by OBA Senate Leader Ben Smith] Bermuda, when the Pandemic swept across the planet and changed all of our lives it was understood that our government would have to react quickly to new challenges and changing issues. The blueprint on the actions required to keep our country safe and keeping our economy alive had not been written. The... Read more of this article

Column: Goals To Being Financially Independent

Column: Goals To Being Financially Independent

[Written by Carla Seely] I was recently chatting with a friend who spoke of how much they had relied on their spouse to provide their family with financial security. Since getting divorced, they were struggling to live above the poverty line. Financial planner and TV host Suze Orman made a statement with a lot of impact when she said: “Our problems... Read more of this article

Column: MP Jason Wade On School Reform

Column: MP Jason Wade On School Reform

[Opinion column written by PLP MP Jason Wade] For decades Bermudians have been lamenting over the education system in this country. Every single aspect of education from the Minister, Ministry, Department of Education, teachers, curriculum, resources and school buildings have taken shots. The last significant change in education took place almost 30... Read more of this article

Column: Vaccine Availability Around The Globe

Column: Vaccine Availability Around The Globe

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] As the global death toll due to the pandemic surpasses 2.5 million, stringent intellectual property rights are apparently severely limiting access for Covid vaccines to most people around the globe. India and South Africa are championing a campaign of vital global importance; addressing the relevant governing... Read more of this article

Carla Seely Column: CFO Of Home Operations

Carla Seely Column: CFO Of Home Operations

[Written by Carla Seely] In every family, one of the most important discussions is to appoint someone to take charge of the family finances. Whether it is yourself or your partner doesn’t really matter – whoever takes on the role recognizes that the financial stress will be a constant challenge and they have to take responsibility for navigating... Read more of this article